If you’re interested in applying to the Ontario Human Capital Priorities Stream, you must first be eligible for CIC’s express entry system and also meet Ontario’s criteria.
In order to qualify for the Human Capital Priorities Stream, you must have:
TIP: Please note that you’ll be asked to indicate which of the federal programs you qualify for when applying to the Human Capital Priorities Stream, and which you’d like to be assessed against.
Once you’ve determined that you qualify for this particular Ontario PNP, there are various other criteria that you will also have to meet. This includes areas such as:
You must have a Canadian Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree or an Educational Credential Assessment report produced by a designated organization indicating the foreign education is equivalent.
You must be able to demonstrate a Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) of at least level 7 in all areas of language competency (including reading, writing, speaking and listening) in French or English. You must have been tested from a recognized assessment institution, using tests such as IELTS, CELPIP or TEF.
You should take your language assessments within the year prior to applying for an Ontario PNP to make sure your results are still valid.
You must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to be able to support yourself and any dependents whilst in Ontario.
You must have relevant work experience in line with either the Federal Skilled Worker Program or Canadian Experience Class.
If you’ve been self-employed in Canada, you will need to provide evidence of your income, business and clients to show that you have worked sufficiently to meet the Ontario PNP requirements.
Finally, you must be able to demonstrate that you intend to settle in Ontario, and your reasons for doing so, in a statement of intent.
NOTE: Refugee claimants cannot apply for an Ontario PNP whilst still in Canada.
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